In seventeenth-century England, during the turmoil and upheaval of the Civil War, Dorcas Slythe, a young Puritan woman, finds herself torn between duty toward her father and religion and her love for a royalist
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The civil war that is tearing England asunder in the year 1643 has not yet touched Dorcas Slythe, a secretly rebellious young Puritan woman living in the countryside south of London. She aches to escape the safe, pious tyranny of her father—and the opportunity appears with the arrival of Toby Lazender, dashing scion of a powerful royalist family, who awakens her to her passionate destiny. Her adventure truly begins with the discovery of an intricately wrought gold seal—one of four that, when joined, will reveal a great secret. Suddenly grave danger lies before her—not from Cromwell's advancing armies, but from relentless enemies who covet the great treasure to which she now holds the key.About the Author:
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.
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Book Description Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670200689
Book Description Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670200689